Current archtop build

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Current archtop build

Post by rocket » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:01 pm

Hi there all, I started this archtop a couple of months ago and thought some progress pics in here might be appropriate.
17 inch by 3 inch body 25 scale, maple back and sides , Sitka top that I’m still carving atm.

Cheers

Rod
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Maple and Purple Heart neck w cf
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Re: Current archtop build

Post by simso » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:08 pm

Hand carving, I feel for you, that is just too much hard work.

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Re: Current archtop build

Post by rocket » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:19 pm

Hi Steve, yeah it’s a lot of work but as I only build archtops and ten years along I’m sort of used to it now, I only build one maybe two a year so I can’t see any need to try the copy carver or cnc method, with individual carved I can tweak them along the way if I need to!!

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Re: Current archtop build

Post by simso » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:23 pm

Yep, I would not cnc it personally, but definitely I use the copycarver for said jobs, but I am lazy as well :D

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Re: Current archtop build

Post by rocket » Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:27 pm

If I had a carver out in the machine shop I’d use it but I don’t and I don’t really have room for one.

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Re: Current archtop build

Post by simso » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:21 pm

Even with space, they are still quite large, I built mine onto a frame that folds up and away into a gyprock wall when not in use, when I need it, I have an overhead powered winch which winds it down and out

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Re: Current archtop build

Post by rocket » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:44 am

Here’s a few more pics of the finished back, it’s thicknesses down to 4.5mm

Cheers

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Re: Current archtop build

Post by lamanoditrento » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:47 pm

Looks like a lot of work, but also looks like a wonderfully fun time. An archtop is slowly moving up my list.
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